ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – New York is implementing new rules to address sexual violence at its state universities.
The policy will include a statewide training program for campus police and the creation of a single, statewide definition of sexual consent for all of the 64 SUNY campuses.
Each campus will also have to ensure students can rep
ort sexual violence to campus law enforcement or the local police department.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the changes Thursday at a meeting of the SUNY Board of Trustees in Manhattan. The governor says the new plan is in response to “an epidemic” of sexual violence on college campuses.